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My Google Play Music wish list

1: Crossfader... this can be done.
2: List View ... Album art and artist photo views is kind of annoying when you have a huge collection.
3: Multi-Room Controls should be better. I should be able to control volumes for different audio chrome cast like you can from the chrome cast app.
4: Multi-device control for multi room setups. If there are separate rooms there probably are separate devices. it would be nice to continue control of a playlist that you started in one room and are then listening to in another.
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was wondering if you were planning any sort of refresh to the app? as much as I enjoyed the flick gestures I kinda prefered actual button areas. I was wondering (and I would be one that would pay for ) a watch face that had music and volume controls on it now that you can add interactive watch faces maybe this would be a possibility? would be real interested in one. Thoughts?
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An interactive watch face with controls is a great idea. I'm in a bit of a busy period at at home right now, which should be cooling down soon. I'll have more time to focus on app updates when that has happened.
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Better brush up on your language skills... they might just get you a free drink. Google and Thinking Box have teamed up to create Molson's Global Beer Fr
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I was wondering if you could help with a question... I use both the Hue Pro and the Hue Pro Tasker. I get inconsistencies with having lights turn on and off when connecting and disconnecting to my home wifi. There are settings for this in both apps. What is the correct way of setting this up. Could you maybe write a tutorial on how to use both apps together since most of us use your apps together. Thanks in advance 
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Hue Pro is able to turn on lights when connecting, but it doesn't have the feature to turn off lights when leaving. For that, you will need to use Hue Pro Tasker. I have been using the same 2 tasks to turn my lights on and off for a couple months now with no problems. I am curious to see why yours isn't always working.

Try configuring Hue Pro to have the detection disabled; and configure Hue Pro Tasker with two tasks to turn them on and off however you like. Keep track of the behavior, when it works and when it doesn't work. That would be helpful for me!
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Many of us know the feeling of posting a regrettable pic or two online. But while your thoughtless photos might be an embarrassment, they (typically) aren’t offensive enough to merit a US Air Force strike. If you’re a terrorist, on the other hand, a wee bit more discretion is probably advised.
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Despite Ross Ulbricht's emotional plea for leniency in court today, Judge Katherine Forrest has sentenced him to life in prison. He was facing a minimum
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Love the new look of the app ui, great work. I would like to make a suggestion for two things that I would find useful and maybe others world too.

1: Notification functionality. Like for example in the music apps I use, when the apps are running, they place notification widget with track info and player controls. I would find this very useful for when I want to turn a light on or off, choose a new preset etc. Rather than exit the app I am currently using to have to either go to the hue pro app or to the home screen to go to the widgets (which I like btw) it would be easier to swipe down notifications pane and click my customized hue pro shortcuts.

2: l use Android Wear and would also love Android Wear support.

Keep up the great work.


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+George Castro, great feedback! Thanks for the ideas, I've noted them down and will consider working on them. And glad you're liking the update!
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May I suggest two possible features...
1: to be able to do presets that just effect certain lights without having to change ALL lights 
ex: preset 1 will turn on lights A and C but leave light B how ever it may be. 
2:any way to do a check to see if a light preset has already been set and then not set it ? scenario for this would be a home with multiple users and if lights are already on then if the other person arrives if its also set to turn them on it wont turn them on.

thanks just a few thoughts/suggestions
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if you issue the turn on preset x command, no matter how manny times, your bulbs won't turn off. unless you use the widget with the turn off on second activation option checked.
it's not a on off switch, it'a a smart bulb.
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First, obviously, we’re talking recreational! I assume that if you are trying for a bulk sort of operation, there’s no way in hell you’re getting your tips here anyway, but yes, maybe worth saying regardless: this is for short trips and small amounts only. Maybe you’ve got an occasion on your hands in a remote location, maybe your quality-control neuroses, specific proclivities or other extenuating issues make it a subpar option for you track dow...
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